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Heroes of War

A hero of war, yeah, that’s what I’ll be
And when I come home, they’ll be damn proud of me
I’ll carry this flag to the grave if I must
‘Cause it’s a flag that I love and a flag that I trust…

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The soldiers and the veterans

Huddled amongst the trenches

A million ways to live and die

One bullet to end the defences

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Enlist for force, family, money

Join the violence, join entropy

Against enemy guns captured

Sail half-mast for the tortured

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The nights drowned the moon

Severed limbs and heads torn

As artillery enters another one

Past through bandages shorn

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For the flag and for the country

For their citizens and everyone

The battle rages, war for peace

Of weapons, metal and human

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Thus the garrison marches on

Dale high and through the tide

The military sings their songs

Say their deaths awaited pride

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A thousand bodies all decaying

A thousand names all forgotten

A thousand families all mourned

A hundred survivors all ignored

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But all the soldiers and the veterans

Won’t live forever to answer our call

And medals will not return our glory

They only fade as another hero falls.

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